Using Music in Your Planetarium…Legally

On July 28 at 3:30pm PDT (22:30 UTC), I'll be presenting a free "Zoominar" (a webinar, using Zoom) sponsored by the Pacific Planetarium Association entitled Using Music in Your Planetarium...Legally. Here's the official description: Many planetarians ignore the...

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I Was on a Podcast About…Quilting?

I recently had the privilege of being featured on Dr. Elizabeth Townsend-Gard's research podcast Just Wanna' Quilt. Dr. Townsend-Gard is a law professor at Tulane where she heads up the Copyright Research Labs. The quilting podcast is one of the Lab's projects,...

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In Praise of Local Media

Local media has become something of a laughing stock in recent years – too many commercials, too much fluff (or too much sensationalism), an artifact of mass media’s past. Millennials hate traditional media, the research says.

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The Media Business: A Reading List

I’m often asked to recommend books and other resources about the media and entertainment industries — so often, that I thought it might be worth putting my thoughts together in written form. So, here it is. I’ll update this periodically as new resources become...

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Farewell, Craig Windham

I was saddened and a bit shocked to hear today’s news that longtime NPR newscaster Craig Windham had passed away. He was only 66. I met Craig during my first internship at NPR in 2002. I was desperate to be a newscaster at the time and even though I wasn’t interning...

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Applying the “Emerging Zone” Model to Legal Education

I've recently become interested in the economic challenges facing higher education. It's well established that the cost of college (and most graduate education) has increased dramatically over the past thirty years, and fewer students (or more accurately, their...

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Do TV Stations Compete for Carriage?

According to this article just posted by Broadcasting & Cable, Time Warner Cable asked the FCC "to deny the sale of two TV stations over the issue of joint retransmission-consent negotiations, or put retrans conditions on the sale if the agency does allow them." ...

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So long, Arbitron

This morning's Inside Radio features several stories about small market broadcasters dropping Arbitron's ratings services.  Citing rising costs, falling revenues, lousy sample sizes, the perrennial errors and restatements, and inadequate coverage of minority...

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In Praise of the Twittersphere

I first learned about yesterday's incident at the Discovery Communications headquarters via Twitter.  It started with a simple tweet about traffic issues in the Silver Spring area and quickly mushroomed into a torrent of information, updates, and pictures of the...

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